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Profile Publications(10)

Wade H. Powell


Professor of Biology

Research Description

I direct an undergraduate research program investigating the effects of environmental contaminants on the gene expression, physiology, and development of aquatic vertebrates, primarily Xenopus and Ambystoma.  These studies center on the structure and function of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), an orphan receptor that mediates the toxicity of dioxin-like compounds from industrial wasted and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in crude oil and cigarette smoke.

Lab Memberships

Powell Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)


202 N College Rd.
Kenyon College
Biology Department
Gambier, Ohio
43022, USA


Web Page:

General/Lab Fax:  740-427-5741
Phone:  740-427-5396

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